Fishing the East, Chris Simons, X Zone Pro Staff

Posted Aug 19th, 2016

Fishing the East, Chris Simons, X Zone Pro Staff

Chris works full time in the fishing industry through the Tackle Supply Depot and deals daily with everything that you would need for a day on the water fishing.

X Zone Lures is fortunate to have Chris on the Pro Staff team this season and he competes in the Milford Black Bass Club, through BASS Nation.

Chris started fishing when he was in high school along with his friends.  They shore fished at a local pond and he quickly got the buzz of bass fishing.

A year after school, he decided to enter into a tournament through a local club and became Angler of the Year.  He purchased his first bass boat to move from co-angler to angler and fished from his Skeeter FX 20, of which he has been sponsored through Skeeter.  

After his move to angler, Chris finished off his first season in second place for Angler of the Year.  Throughout his fishing career, he has made 11 State teams, including the 2013 BASS Nation Eastern Divisional Connecticut Team and has won several opens and tournaments.

Chris prefers to fish with BASS Nation and has a goal of fishing in the Northern Bassmaster Opens one day.  

His advice to those just thinking about getting into tournament angling is to get experience, by spending time on the water and to learn a lot of different techniques at your local clubs.  He believes that the local Bassmaster clubs are a great introduction for those that are contemplating getting into tournament angling.

  • I like the X Zone Lures and the Slammer shape. The true hand pour lure is a nicer bait, much softer and there is good color variation throughout the plastic. My preference for this lure is to drag it on hop it on a football jig.
    Chris Simons

Tackle Supply Depot is a preferred retailer for X Zone Lures and you can order at www.tacklesupplydepot.com